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BLACK HISTORY
MONTH PROGRAM

An annual, multi-sensory & multi-disciplinary event that promotes important Black artists, art movements and art genres, the NBAF Black History Month series focuses on bringing Black art history to life.

Every Black History Month, NBAF will host immersive programming that takes a deep dive into an aspect of African American fine art, placing it squarely into historical context while highlighting the contemporary artists moving the art form forward.

The 2023 NBAF Black History Month Program, "The Living Word," celebrates the important legacy of African American Theatre!

The Living Word: A Celebration of African American Theatre
Sunday, February 26, 2023
The Woodruff Arts Center
11AM - 6PM

A continuum of African folk traditions, Black Theatre combines storytelling, mythology, rituals, music, song, and dance with ancestor worship from ancient times to the present. It has afforded black artists a cultural gold mine to celebrate what it has been like to be an African American in The New World.  "Historical Dictionary of African American Theater" by Anthony D. Hill


This interactive, engaging and immersive experience into the history of Black theatre features:

Oxygen Icon Box

Video projections of Black Theater icons in conversation

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SUNDAY BRUNCH: TRIBUTE TO BLACK MUSICAL THEATRE

The kick-off fundraiser event for NBAF’s Black History Month program, the Sunday brunch is a ticketed affair celebrating our rich history of Black Musical Theatre. A dynamic walk thru the canons of Black musicals, this event will feature a 90-minute performance featuring local and nationally recognized musical theater stars.

INTERACTIVE EXHIBITIONS

Take a walk through African American Theatre history with 3D photo timelines, video snippets from iconic works, and video projections highlighting Atlanta's rich legacy of Black theatre!

3D PHOTO EXPERIENCE

Step into a scene from an iconic Black theatre work with NBAF's social photo booth!

FROM THE CLAY LIVE TRIBUTE

Paying homage to Atlanta's rich legacy of Black Theatre, this 60 minute production weaves together the companies, actors and playwrights with performances from their seminal works to honor the local talent that contines to make Atlanta's Black theatre community shine!

STAGED READING

Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre hosts a live staged reading of an exciting upcoming production!

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